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A Tinned Roman Bronze Hod Hill Fibula (Brooch)

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Price: $72.50
Item Number: CA-15-460

CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Roman Empire, European Provinces, probably England

DATE: 1st Century AD

DIMENSIONS:  4.4 cm (1.73 in.) long

DESCRIPTION: Intact. A Roman bronze fibula of the Hod Hill type. The bow is decorated with a shallow central channel. Two small wing-like projections, a large bubble-shaped projection near the head and a series of raised ridges towards the foot. The entire surface has been tinned to resemble silver and much of this tinning remains. The pin is hinged, with an iron cross bar, as is typical for the type, and intact, and rests in a small catch plate.

NOTES: Nearly all Hod Hill brooches are tinned. There is a great range of variation in decoration and it is quite unusual to find any two that are identical.

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a German private collection.

COMPARISONS: For the type, see A Visual Catalogue of Richard Hattatt's Ancient Brooches, Oxbow Books, 2007, Figs 181-182.